*her* year without sex


i didn’t know whether to laugh, cry, or yell at the screen:  http://www.theatlantic.com/culture/archive/2010/06/my-year-without-sex/58592/   i really try to let people have their own experiences and value them but when reading this article, i couldn’t help but have a rolling ticker-tape narrative going under the screen like personal subtitles:  oh wait, dear.  just wait.  or observe.  or listen.  hope absolutely nothing extraordinary happens to you and you cross those tenuous years from 55 to 55 and you widen around the middle, watch your hair thin, realize you really don’t look 35 anymore, and either have less interest in sex or find that there’s less interest in sex with you from either the general other-side-population or your significant other.  THEN hope that nothing super-horrible happens – oh….like breast cancer, surgery, radiation, 4 months of chemotherapy, 30 pound weight-gains coupled with estrogen-robbing medications on a long-term basis – and see how it feels to be happy you have thinning hair since you were previously bald as a bowling ball, happy to be alive but with relatively few sexually-motivating feelings, and partnered with another middle-aged human who struggles with his own middle-aged issues.  can we all say: OY.  i’m going to write an article and call it:  ‘my year without really good sourdough baguettes and white wine.’  i’m sure i’ll hear from carb-sensitive bloggers! 


One Response to *her* year without sex

  1. […] it’s pretty interesting to see which posts get super-spammed and which are ignored.  i guess it’s all in the search terms.  as a breast cancer survivor, you can only imagine how many unsavory spam posts i get – seems searching ‘breasts’ ‘big breasts’  and even ‘giant breasts’ all find posts like this one:  https://beanygetsablog.wordpress.com/2010/04/07/this-doesnt-look-right/  and my spam trapper (thank you WordPress) has links to russian mail-order bride sites or invest-now.  i keep getting links to ‘free books’ but think that it must be a site that takes you to other more nefarious offerings.  my latest post on 9/11 got me a whole basket of spams  https://beanygetsablog.wordpress.com/2010/09/09/my-091101/  and, of course, a post about a journalist’s view of giving up sex rang the bell for super-spam including multiple hits from just about anyone out there desperate for silly attention.  https://beanygetsablog.wordpress.com/2010/06/28/her-year-without-sex/  […]

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